Friday, October 18, 2013


Halloween Tablescape 2013

In the past, I have decorated for most of the holidays; the major holidays.  This year I decided to try my creative hands at creating a tablescape for Halloween.  I scouted stores and websites for inspiration.  It was then I found my inspiration!  I walked into the Williams-Sonoma store in NYC and saw their table linens for Halloween.  It was a toile inspired Halloween theme, with animal skeletons; vintage inspired (called Halloween Skellie Toile on sale now in stores).  It was then, my creative juices started to flow. 

I wasn't sure what I was going to do for the centerpiece.  Of course, it had to be bigger and make a statement.  I went through several options in my head:  paint a large pumpkin and put it on a stand? Buy candle-themed candles and put it on holders? I didn't find anything I loved so I decided to use the hurricane vase and mercury candle holders I did for Christmas. Adding black tapered candles and webbing changed the look related to the theme.

For the dinnerware, I used what I had (Crate and Barrel, no longer available). I didn't want to spend a lot of money on buying all things Halloween.  So, I decided against buying Halloween plates.  My tastes change so often, I didn't want to buy plates and then the following year, find something else I like and have a collection and no where to store them.  I found some dollies for glasses and thought these would make a perfect decoration for plates.  Adding those to the black plate charges at Michaels (thanks to my sister for telling me).  And, they were only a dollar each! 

To pull the whole look together I added webbing to the table, mixed with barbed faux wire, metallic objects, little painted pumpkins, gems, spiders and skulls with a realistic crow.  I love telling a story and this does just that!  It's a little spooky but still glam.  This was a fun and easy project.  The spider webbing was the only difficult thing to work with; lot of pulling and cutting along the way.

Hope I've inspired you to create your own look.  Head over to and check out a collaboration my sister put together featuring her version of my tablescape.  And, while you are there, you have to check out her GLAMOWEEN table!

Happy Halloween! 

Lillian Vernon spider dollies  I added the gem in the middle.


Black Crow from Williams-Sonoma store (on sale now).  Black and Mercury votives at Pottery Barn.

Grim Reaper at ZGallerie

A band of gems purchased at the Container Store to dress up the hurricane.

Metallic Skeleton Hand - ZGallerie

Metallic Skull found at Marshalls.  Black votive at Pottery Barn.

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